Vegetarianism and veganism are increasingly common lifestyle choices, while raw foods constitutes a health craze that is gaining in popularity. But practitioners of the three diets discussed in this article are all likely looking, at least in part, to further their wellbeing.

Mira Loma, CA—Wakunaga of America opened a new facility, here, at the end of January and held a grand opening ceremony to mark the occasion. The site is Wakunaga’s largest plant expansion in 40 years, and is its third facility in Southern California.

Moshers Organic Co., LLC is offering several varieties of organic grain in bulk quantities. Available are hard white winter wheat, hard red winter wheat, and Millet and Dehulled Millet. The company specializes in white wheat. All grain is tested for chemicals and has a ScoringAg Trace Back to ensure full chain traceability. An organic specific elevator is used to load and store the grain. Moshers Organic wheat is certified organic by OCIA International and meets organic specifications laid out by the National Organic Program and the European Union.

NutraGenesis LLC now offers WellBody•365, which provides “balanced, efficacious immune support.” This clinically tested ingredient combines Maitake mushroom extract plus Sensoril (a branded Ashwagandha extract). This highly bioavailable ingredient is GRAS and safe for everyday use.

Lalmin Vita D is the newest ingredient to debut from Lallemand Health Ingredients. The product contains elevated levels of vitamin D and is made with inactivated whole cell yeast. With 8,000 IU of vitamin D per gram, Lalmin Vita D it is intended for food fortification, softgels, capsules and tablets, says the firm.

A&B ingredients, Inc. now offers Cytoguard Stat-N, a preservative that protects against spoilage bacteria and major pathogens. This new offering has a wide pH range and is water soluble. Also, it is intended for poultry, seafood, dairy and other food applications like dips and dressings. It is said to be free of GMOs and allergens.

Spectra Total ORAC from FutureCeuticals delivers more than 40,000 total ORAC per gram. It is offered in powdered form and is non- GMO and gluten free. The ingredient is made from high-quality fruit, vegetables, concentrates and herb extracts.

Helios Corp. has partnered with Summit Resource Group to offer Diabetinol for those with diabetes. After completing the second part of a clinical study nearly four months ago, Helios believes that this ingredient can play a major part in helping to manage glucose intolerance. According to the companies, "Diabetinol provides a competitive, natural choice derived from Citrus components. The performance and safety data bearsa clear benefit as compared to any other botanical/nutra choice in thediabetes category."

Naturally Fresh Deodorant Crystal unveils its new travel-size roll-on deodorant. This is the smaller version of the brand’s 100% natural fragrance free roll-on deodorant for traveling or trial use. The deodorant uses all-natural ingredients and provides 24-hour, non-staining, hypoallergenic protection. The deodorant kills bacteria while permitting pores to excrete toxins naturally.